28 Feb '17, 3pm

Commander: Coalition forces won't reoccupy Mosul airport

Commander: Coalition forces won't reoccupy Mosul airport

U.S. and other foreign troops don’t plan to reoccupy the newly liberated Mosul airport, a coalition ground force commander in Iraq said. The airport, fully liberated from the Islamic State group by Iraqi security forces Saturday, was next to a large U.S. facility, Forward Operating Base Marez, during America’s occupation of Iraq, from 2003 to 2011. In December 2004, 14 U.S. soldiers, four American contractors and four Iraqi troops were killed in a suicide bombing at the base dining hall. New Zealand Army Brig. Gen. Hugh McAslan, deputy commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a phone interview over the weekend that Iraqi forces had cleared the final remnants of the enemy from the airport. “The Iraqis have now established a foothold in southern Mosul. From here it will be a matter of them breaking into the city proper...

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